De Tomaso has unveiled its latest track-only, limited-run hypercar, the P900, which is limited to just 18 units. It is powered by a unique 6.2-litre V12 that revs up to 12,300rpm, with the P900 name derived from its 900kg weight and 900hp power output.
- V12 engine will be available from 2024, early owners to get Judd V10
- Owners will get training in racing and a team to set up the car
De Tomaso P900: powertrain
The V12 engine weighs 220kg, which De Tomaso calls the lightest and shortest V12 ever. The engine does not feature any electrification technology, but it is entirely new and can be run solely on synthetic fuel. De Tomaso said it is “in essence, the world’s first carbon-neutral V12”. Power goes to the rear wheels via a custom Xtrac gearbox.
De Tomaso says the engineering and development of the new V12 engine will continue into 2024, however, the car will be showcased early next year at an unnamed automotive event. Customers who wish to acquire the P900 early will get the car with a reworked Judd V10, from a Formula 1 race car from the 1990s.
The company said that not all 18 units of the P900 have been sold and it will disclose performance figures to the owners only for the time being. Owners can also be tutored by De Tomaso in racing, and the firm will supply a full team of mechanics and engineers to set the car up on a track day.
De Tomaso P900: design
Much of the radical-looking car, created to pay homage to the Carroll Shelby-designed P70 and “tackle lap times”, has been designed in-house and adapted from the De Tomaso P72, including the 6.2-litre powertrain.
Several of the P900’s other technologies are derived from motorsport, including an active drag reduction system (DRS) incorporated into the rear wing.
Other aspects, including much of the P900’s carbon fibre engineering, were designed by Capricorn, which helped to deliver the Porsche 919 Evo Le Mans racer, and has vast experience in Formula 1.